Friday, September 27, 2013
What are some of these titles that have been challenged or banned in the United States?
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
1984 & Animal Farm by George Orwell
Color Purple by Alice Walker
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling
Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Parks
Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
This is just a sampling of the many titles that requests have been made to remove or have been removed from library shelves due to political, sexual, religious, or social reasons.. For more lists see the ALA Banned Books website.
Celebrate that you live in a country where you have access to the published word and that you have a public library that is the place to find what you need! SH